(V) Understanding Aggression: Coping with Aggressive Behavior in the Classroom

Course number : DEV1 E889   
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ClassGraphic This course is about violence in America, about the aggression in our schools, classrooms, streets, homes and elsewhere. The course speaks to the hate, the fights, the anger, the crimes committed and the victims in our schools and society. It is a course about students, children, teenagers, adults and neighbors, all of us.
 
The course will consider the many forms of aggression, both criminal and otherwise; its costs and motivation; its perpetrators and targets; its likely and unlikely locations; its impact on our schools, the children; and, most especially, its several causes and promising solutions.
 
Topics of interest will include violence and the challenge of raising and working with children; aggression in our classrooms; American youth gangs and their influence; past and future sports violence; “hot spot” locations of frequent violence; and the aggression-promoting role of alcohol, temperature, driving, television and other features of modern life. The course also will answer questions such as:  Is aggression always bad? How do aggressive thoughts lead to aggressive actions? Is aggression, at least for some people, an addiction? Does the victim contribute to being attacked? Is dating a dangerous proposition? How are the acts of aggression dealt with in other countries, and are there any lessons for America?
 
The goal of this course is to help educators and adults in general better understand how aggression affects our lives and the lives of children. Hopefully such greater understanding and more skilled efforts at prevention will substantially reduce the aggression and violence that has become all too common in America’s schools.
 
This computer-based instruction course is a self-supporting program that provides instruction, structured practice, and evaluation all on your home or school computer.  Technical support information can be found in the Help section of your course.

Students must complete the course within 12 months of registration date to obtain CEUs.

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Please read: This course is offered in partnership with Virtual Education Software, Inc. (VESi) and is taught by qualified VESi instructors. Learn more about VESi at http://www.virtualeduc.com/index.php. You will receive online course access information directly from VESi within 1 to 2 business days. If you have questions about accessing the course or have any technical questions, please contact VESi directly at info@virtualeduc.com or (800) 313-6744. System Requirements: • These computer-based courses are designed to be run online from a reliable high-speed internet connection. • Operating system 9.2, OS10.x, OS X 10.5 Leopard or Windows XP or newer • A color monitor, min. 10" • 1 GB of RAM, 5MB of hard disk space • A printer attached to your computer Students must complete the course within 12 months of registration date to obtain CEUs. Upon successful completion of this course, 4 CEUs will be awarded. It is the responsibility of each participant to obtain appropriate approvals for application of CEUs for professional credit. CEU Information One CEU = 10 contact hours of participation in organized continuing education/training experience under responsible, qualified direction and instruction (definition of the International Association for Continuing Education and Training – IACET) Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are based on the number of sixty-minute contact hours for a course or program. (Example: If a course or program meets ten contact hours, one CEU will be awarded.) To receive CEUs, a participant must be present for the entire course or program Earned CEUs may be useful in maintaining certification or licensure. They may also document continuing professional education for an employer, association, or credentialing agency. Cal Poly Extended Education maintains a record of the CEUs participants have earned through programs and courses approved for CEUs. CEUs are for non-credit courses or programs. They cannot be converted to quarter or semester hour credit and they cannot be applied to degree programs. CEUs will not be awarded retroactively. Registration for CEUs must occur at the time of the program.

CEUs : 4

Start Date:upon registration

Tuition: 

$299.00


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